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Aveling & Porter BS 10-ton Steam Road Roller No. 9139 of 1920

Manufacturer Aveling & Porter
Model 10-ton BS Road Roller
Country of Origin UK
Nominal Horse Power 4NHP
Works No. 9139
Gears 2-speed
Year Built 1920
Condition Good working order
Asking Price £36,000

We are delighted to offer for sale, on behalf of the owner, Aveling & Porter Road Roller No. 9139, ‘Eventually’. Recent boiler reports show an honest engine which has been well looked after. Nicely presented in a War Department-style livery, it is an attractive roller with a strong, Midlands history.

A true Staffordshire engine, through and through! Supplied new as an Aveling & Porter BS 10-ton steam roller, with an AGE makers plate (still in place), E 5337 spent its working life with Staffordshire Council and was the last engine working for them, retiring in 1976. Its last job was in the village of Waterhouses, on the Staffordshire moorlands, where it was left in the school playground to be played on. It later ended up in the Shugborough museum before being restored to running condition by the previous owner. It was run until around 2008 before being laid up prior to the current owner’s purchase a decade later. It has since been run regularly and enjoyed.

It is the single cylinder, slide valve model, fitted with a differential and tin canopy. ‘Eventually’ is rated at 4NHP with 2-speeds and a plated weight of 10 tons. It had a replacement firebox towards the end of its working life in the 1960s which, according to the in-depth boiler report, looks to be faring well – as does the rest of the boiler. As with any traction engine or locomotive purchase, we would always encourage prospective buyers to employ the services of their own inspector to review the boiler prior to finalising any purchase. In recent years, it has been subject to standard maintenance including new small and big end bearings and a pump overhaul. The paintwork is smart in the War Department livery and No. 9139 was a feature at the 2022 Wartime display at the Great Dorset Steam Fair.

Overall, an appealing and honest steam road roller with a pleasant history. A nicely presented engine which would no doubt bring enjoyment to any future owner.  

‘Eventually’ is available for viewings by appointment only by contacting Berrybrook on 01392 833301 in the first instance.

Asking Price – £36,000

We always encourage prospective buyers to view vehicles and steam engines in person prior to purchase. This engine is advertised for sale by Berrybrook Steam & Classics on behalf of the owner and seller.

For the sake of viewing logistics, this engine is currently stored in the Midlands. We ask that all viewings are booked in advance by giving us a call on 01392 833301

Delivery can be arranged to anywhere in the UK, and beyond, at buyer’s expense.

The Company (Berrybrook Steam & Classics, trading name of Berrybrook Motors Ltd) offers the above details of this vehicle in good faith but cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vehicle. A buyer should instruct their agents, surveyors or inspectors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. 

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